Illinois Corn Growers E85 Challenge

In Ethanol, State Groups by Cindy

The Illinois Corn Growers Association is teaming up with Gateway International Raceway and Mustang 5.0 Magazine to showcase E85 as a high performance racing fuel this month in Madison, Illinois. The E85 Challenge will showcase street legal, production line built and custom made performance cars running on America’s fuel. “The Challenge will show how flexible E85 is in today’s cars …

MO Corn Honored for Service

In General, State Groups by Cindy

In recognition of the hard work Missouri corn growers put forth to grow our state’s agricultural industry, Missouri’s Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder presented the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) with a declaration last week at the state capitol. The “Declaration in Support of Agriculture Service” was given to highlight MCGA’s contribution to the success of Missouri’s agriculture industry and encourage …

A Look at China’s Corn Crop

In Farming, International, State Groups by Cindy

Representatives of the U.S. Grains Council recently returned from their China Corn Tour, which is conducted every year to try and get a handle on production, yields and demand, since there is no source of reliable corn crop estimates from the Chinese government. The tour consisted of four groups of agriculturists evaluating nearly 300 cornfields. Charles Ring of the Texas …

Spreading the News About DDGs

In Education, Ethanol, Livestock, State Groups by Cindy

In the ethanol discussion, the contributions of distillers grains are often overlooked. This high protein feedstock produced in the corn-based ethanol process is adding competitively priced feed into the supply chain for livestock producers. “We use approximately 100 million bushels of corn for ethanol production in Missouri, yet one-third of that corn comes back into the food chain in the …

Wisconsin Corn Celebrates New E85 Station

In E85, State Groups by Cindy

The Beaver Dam United Cooperative Cenex Convenience Store is giving away free gift cards this Saturday with qualified purchases of 85 percent ethanol fuel as part of a statewide celebration recognizing ethanol’s contribution to the state’s economy and improved air quality. During the Beaver Dam event, the first 85 Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV) owners who purchase 8.5 gallons or more …

Nothing Funny About This Ethanol Promoter

In Audio, Education, Ethanol, State Groups by Chuck

If you go by the Ohio Corn Growers Association exhibit at the Farm Science Review you’ll meet one of the most passionate promoters of ethanol I know. He’s 5 time IHRA Funny Car Champion Mark Thomas. Here he is explaining his car to an FFA student. Mark is not only a professional drag racer but a farmer himself. He has …

Ohio Corn Growers Helping Educate Farmers

In Audio, Education, Legislation, State Groups by Chuck

It’s always good to see what the various state corn grower organizations are doing. Right now the Ohio Corn Growers Association have a nice building getting lots of activity on the grounds of the Farm Science Review. One of their board members has been involved with it for many years. He’s Ron Rockhold, pictured on the right. Ron says he …

Ethanol Means Rural Prosperity

In Ethanol, State Groups by Cindy

Many people support ethanol because it’s a cleaner fuel than gasoline, better for the environment and helps us reduce our dependency on foreign oil. But it really means much more to our nation than even those important reasons. “It’s about small town diners, grocery stores, schools, libraries and churches,” said Don Hutchens, executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board. “Ethanol, …

Colorado Corn Celebrates E85 Openings

In Ethanol, State Groups by Cindy

Colorado Corn Growers are celebrating the grand openings of new E85 fueling stations opening in the Centennial State this month. The events will take place at the Eagle Travel Stop in Sterling on September 16 and Western Convenience in Montrose on September 23. The Colorado Corn Growers Association is joining with the Governor’s Biofuels Coalition to help sponsor the events …

Corn at AgNite

In General, State Groups by Cindy

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association was one of the top five sponsors for the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council AgNite event on Tuesday, held in conjunction with the Republican National Convention in the Twin Cities. “The top five platinum sponsors are all Minnesota-based companies or organizations and we were thrilled that they came on board early to sponsor the event,” said council …